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Allister Webb joined the Lynn News as News Editor in 2010 and remains the senior reporter in the office, being the go-to man for council, court and crime coverage.

Hotel HMO plans thrown out by West Norfolk Council

18 May 2022
Hotel HMO plans thrown out by West Norfolk Council

Hotel HMO plans thrown out by West Norfolk Council

18 May 2022

Fears over the impact on the tourism trade proved decisive as councillors narrowly rejected the 'unusual' scheme.


Police probe after two women seriously hurt in crash

08 May 2022
Police probe after two women seriously hurt in crash

Police probe after two women seriously hurt in crash

08 May 2022

Two other people, including a young girl, were also injured in the incident at the weekend, police say.


Housing bid for hotel site 'unacceptable', parish leaders claim

08 May 2022
Housing bid for hotel site 'unacceptable', parish leaders claim

Housing bid for hotel site 'unacceptable', parish leaders claim

08 May 2022

Nearly 40 people could be accommodated if the new proposal is approved next week.


Man dies after car crashes into ditch on A1101 in West Norfolk

05 May 2022
Man dies after car crashes into ditch on A1101 in West Norfolk

Man dies after car crashes into ditch on A1101 in West Norfolk

05 May 2022

Police are appealing for witnesses following a man's death today.


House of multiple occupancy plans for part of Fenland hotel slammed as 'unrealistic'

02 May 2022
House of multiple occupancy plans for part of Fenland hotel slammed as 'unrealistic'

House of multiple occupancy plans for part of Fenland hotel slammed as 'unrealistic'

02 May 2022

Community leaders have branded plans to turn part of a hotel into a house of multiple occupation (HMO) as “unacceptable” and “unrealistic”.


Over 1,500 props now holding up QEH roof, councillors told

01 May 2022
Over 1,500 props now holding up QEH roof, councillors told

Over 1,500 props now holding up QEH roof, councillors told

01 May 2022

Senior councillors have branded the state of West Norfolk's hospital building as 'frightening' as they renewed their demands for funds to rebuild it.


Second metal detectorist looking for King John's treasure claims energy company is blocking his efforts

30 April 2022
Second metal detectorist looking for King John's treasure claims energy company is blocking his efforts

Second metal detectorist looking for King John's treasure claims energy company is blocking his efforts

30 April 2022

A metal detectorist has claimed an energy firm is barring him from searching for lost treasure.


Anger as Norfolk County Council rejects new incinerator call

28 March 2022
Anger as Norfolk County Council rejects new incinerator call

Anger as Norfolk County Council rejects new incinerator call

28 March 2022

An attempt to force a debate on the issue was blocked, despite a colourful protest by campaigners against it.


'Act now to stop burner', Norfolk County Council chiefs warned

28 March 2022
'Act now to stop burner', Norfolk County Council chiefs warned

'Act now to stop burner', Norfolk County Council chiefs warned

28 March 2022

A protest has taken place as campaigners bid to force Norfolk County Council to oppose plans for a huge waste incinerator on West Norfolk's border.


Drink-driver caught after being sent home from haulage firm, King's Lynn court told

18 March 2022
Drink-driver caught after being sent home from haulage firm, King's Lynn court told

Drink-driver caught after being sent home from haulage firm, King's Lynn court told

18 March 2022

A haulage company tipped off police after sending home a worker for failing a breath test, magistrates heard.


Four in court over £170k machinery theft conspiracy claims

25 February 2022
Four in court over £170k machinery theft conspiracy claims

Four in court over £170k machinery theft conspiracy claims

25 February 2022

The defendants will appear in court again next month accused of offences in Norfolk and Lincolnshire.


Couple jailed for running international sex trafficking ring

23 February 2022
Couple jailed for running international sex trafficking ring

Couple jailed for running international sex trafficking ring

23 February 2022

A husband and wife were each jailed for five years for exploiting women flown in from Europe and South America, a court was told.


Solar farm plan 'won't help us', parish leaders claim

20 February 2022
Solar farm plan 'won't help us', parish leaders claim

Solar farm plan 'won't help us', parish leaders claim

20 February 2022

Councillors will decide whether to allow a cross-border solar farm plan at a special meeting next week.


Burner consultation was 'inadequate', councillor claims

05 February 2022
Burner consultation was 'inadequate', councillor claims

Burner consultation was 'inadequate', councillor claims

05 February 2022

A councillor has urged leaders to join criticism of an incinerator project's handling – but they would not be drawn.


Woman threatened with meat cleaver during village home raid

05 February 2022
Woman threatened with meat cleaver during village home raid

Woman threatened with meat cleaver during village home raid

05 February 2022

Police say thousands of pounds of cash and jewellery were stolen in a raid.


Woman breached driving ban 'after husband threatened to burn down home', court told

29 January 2022
Woman breached driving ban 'after husband threatened to burn down home', court told

Woman breached driving ban 'after husband threatened to burn down home', court told

29 January 2022

But magistrates imposed a suspended prison sentence after the defendant admitted driving while disqualified for a third time.


Conservation aim behind nature reserve planning proposal

28 January 2022
Conservation aim behind nature reserve planning proposal

Conservation aim behind nature reserve planning proposal

28 January 2022

Officials are seeking planning consent to keep buildings used in a key conservation project at a popular West Norfolk nature site.


Woman charged with 16 thefts across three counties, including three at King's Lynn stores

22 January 2022
Woman charged with 16 thefts across three counties, including three at King's Lynn stores

Woman charged with 16 thefts across three counties, including three at King's Lynn stores

22 January 2022

The woman is due back in court later this month accused of stealing goods worth more than £11,000.


Well-known footballer given community order for third drink-driving offence

21 January 2022
Well-known footballer given community order for third drink-driving offence

Well-known footballer given community order for third drink-driving offence

21 January 2022

A popular footballer will be off the roads for the next four years following a court hearing.


'Press your MP to oppose new burner bid', leading campaigner says

09 January 2022
'Press your MP to oppose new burner bid', leading campaigner says

'Press your MP to oppose new burner bid', leading campaigner says

09 January 2022

A key figure in the fight against the King's Lynn incinerator bid believes the area's MPs will join the fight if enough voters tell them to do so.


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